Carjacking at West Town gas station ends with felony charges for two teens

Two teenagers carjacked a man at West Town service station Tuesday evening and one of them tried to ram police patrol cars when cops caught up with them a short time later, according to CPD.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, took a 36-year-old man’s BMW SUV and then tried to run the victim over at BP, 1334 West Division, around 8:30 p.m., according to a CPD report. They headed onto the inbound Kennedy Expressway as the victim called for help.

Chicago’s vehicular hijacking task force, which includes members of CPD, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, and other agencies, used various methods to locate the vehicle on the 200 block of North Karlov at 9:08 p.m., according to police.

The 17-year-old, who was driving the hijacked SUV, tried to crash into the officers’ vehicles to get away, but he failed, police said. No injuries were reported.

Chicago police said the older boy is charged with felony vehicular hijacking, aggravated fleeing causing property damage, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle by a driver, and five counts of aggravated assault of police. The 16-year-old is charged with felony vehicular hijacking and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle.

No further information is available about the teens because they are juveniles.

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